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Who is Melissa Johns?

Melissa Johns is a British actor and disability activist. She is most known for playing Hannah Taylor in Mike Bartlett’s BBC One drama Life and Imogen Pascoe in Coronation Street

Melissa is an ambassador for disability in the arts and advocates for better representation of disability on and off screen and stage.

Corrie’s Melissa Johns says she was ‘mortified’ after her intimate photos were leaked

Corrie's Melissa Johns says she was 'mortified' after her intimate photos were leaked
Corrie’s Melissa Johns says she was ‘mortified’ after her intimate photos were leaked

Ex-Coronation Street actress Melissa Johns has said she felt ‘mortified’ after intimate photos were shared of her.

In 2018, the soap star, who is best known for playing Imogen Pascoe on the cobbles between 2017 and 2019, found that her iCloud was hacked. Someone had cruelly posted her erotic photos onto a disabled fetish website.

The incident made the actress, who was born without a forearm and hand, feel like she was ‘out of control’. Today, she appeared on Loose Women as she explained how she took that control back.

When asked how it made her feel, Melissa said: “Mortified. Scary. Terrifying. When you find out that someone disrespects you like that and your body is on the internet for all the world to see, however, you think you would feel is how you feel.”

She continued to explain how she found out that her images were out there for all to see. She said: “My agent called me. My wonderful, wonderful agent. They called and said the papers have got hold of this and so for the first few hours I just cried and cried and cried.

“And then, that loss of control was really horrible. I was like I have no control over it and that’s the feeling that doesn’t sit well with me.

“I went onto the site and I just forced myself to look at what had been written about me. I just thought I need some sort of control here because this feels way out of depth.

Melissa Johns Biography, Wiki

She was born in Herefordshire and grew up in the Herefordshire town of Ledbury. She was born without her right forearm and hand. Johns is from a working-class background and references this in her speeches. 

Her father, Michael Johns, is of Romany Gypsy heritage. Her brother, Jason Johns, is also an actor.

Johns trained at East 15 Acting School (University of Essex) and since graduating has worked in TV, Theatre & Radio. During her time at East 15, she was one of the first disabled actors to win the Laurence Olivier Bursary Award.

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Melissa Johns Career

Melissa Johns is best known for playing Imogen Pascoe in ITV’s Coronation Street and Sadie in BBC’s The Interceptor. She was born and grew up in Herefordshire and moved to London in 2009 where she attended East 15 Acting School.

One of very few aspiring actors with a disability to be accepted into drama school. Melissa was born without her right hand and forearm. Having this body that was so different to everyone else’s has made achieving her dreams incredibly difficult, but she has never given up on knowing exactly what she wants and where she wants to be.

During her time at Drama school, Melissa was chosen to represent East 15 during award season and went on to win one of the most prestigious awards to be won. She was one of the first physically disabled actors to win the award. As well as Coronation Street and The Interceptor, Melissa other TV credits inculde Doctors, Casualty, SILK.

Melissa has recently finished playing Emilia in the Lyric Hammersmith/HOME’s production of OthelloMacbeth. Other Theatre credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest at Sheffield Crucible, The Prize at Live Theatre, Take Back:Our Bodies at Contact MCR and Graeae productions.

Melissa is an ambassador and campaigner for actors with disabilities, breaking down the barriers faced by disabled actors and changing perceptions of disability. She has recently won the JCI UK Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award for working to break the mold in getting disabilities on screens and stages and running workshops for young people to allow them to see the importance of working with people with disabilities in order to try and evoke positive social change in society’s approach to disability.

She won the Highway to Well Fitness challenge based in LA for her work in shedding a positive light on disability in fitness. She has recently started working with modelling organisations to inspire a change in disability and body image.

Melissa’s message to audiences come from a very personal and driven place. Use what makes you different. Magnify it. Glorify it and use it to make the changes that you want to see. She is also Ambassador for Invisiyouth Charity and also for Models of Diversity.

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Who is Melissa Johns?

Melissa Johns is a British actor and disability activist. She is most known for playing Hannah Taylor in Mike Bartlett’s BBC One drama Life and Imogen Pascoe in Coronation Street

How old is Melissa Johns?

Melissa Johns is currently in her 30s.

What is Melissa Johns’ best known for?

Melissa Johns is best known for playing Imogen Pascoe in ITV’s Coronation Street and Sadie in BBC’s The Interceptor. She was born and grew up in Herefordshire and moved to London in 2009 where she attended East 15 Acting School.

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